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NSW coronavirus cases increase by seven, with six in hotels, while Gladys Berejiklian urges mask uptake

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed seven new cases, with six in hotel quarantine. Photo: AAP
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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has confirmed the state recorded just one new COVID-19 case from local transmission.

Six additional cases were found in hotel quarantine, she said.

More than 15,000 tests were recorded to 8:00pm last night.

She said the sole case today was linked to the Lakemba private clinic cluster.

“We are managing to keep the rate of community transmission very low in NSW with just one [case] overnight,” she said.

But Ms Berejiklian said she was concerned about COVID-19 remnants found within the sewage of the Bathurst 1000.

“We’re asking everyone if they went to that event to check for symptoms and get tested,” she said.

She said she was keen to increase capacity on public transport to allow more people to commute into Sydney’s CBD in the coming months, but said it would be impossible without an uptake of masks.

“If we see mask-wearing goes back up, we can increase the number of people who can use public transport,” she said.

“We wont have the confidence to do that unless more people are wearing masks.”

She said she had been advised by the Department of Transport that mask-wearing had declined on public transport.

“We desperately need it to go back up.”

Ms Berejiklian slammed the Queensland Government in the latest mud-slinging match between the two states over border closures and hotel quarantine.

She said Queensland owed NSW more than $35 million for “welcoming back their citizens” and she wanted them to pay their bill.

“It’s about time Queensland in particular coughed up, they’ve closed their border to us without reason,” she said.

She said she was happy to accommodate the bulk of international travellers who are mandated to go into hotel quarantine as her “responsibility to Australia”.

“But when other states don’t do that, it does get your goat up.”

She said WA owed NSW “around $7 or $8 million dollars as well”.

Ms Berejiklian said she was concerned about COVID-19 remnants found within the sewage of the Bathurst 1000.

“We’re asking everyone if they went to that event to check for symptoms and get tested,” she said.

NSW Health has issued alerts for three venues in Sydney’s eastern suburbs after an infectious person visited:

– Souths Juniors Club, Anzac Parade Kingsford, in the poker machine room or the high roller room at any time between Saturday, September 26 and Saturday, October 2.
-Century 21 Dixon real estate, Anzac Parade Kingsford, at any time between Saturday, September 26 and Friday, October 9.
-The Shed Cafe at Royal Randwick Shopping Centre on Saturday October 3 between 3:00pm and 5:00pm

ABC